I have decided to take up running.
I'll wait for those of you who know me to stop laughing.
I could give you lots of really good reasons for why I am doing it:
*my wife inspired me
*walking the HASH in Jerusalem inspired me very slowly.
*my cousin died of a heart attack a few weeks ago at age 40 (for those who did not instantly think "wow, that's younger than you are!", I thank you).
*I want to lose weight and get in shape
*I wanted to be able to run with my wife (who am I kidding...she'd pass me in 2.5 seconds at her SLOW pace)
*I've always wanted to run but always started it the wrong way and gave up.
All of those things are true, but they aren't the real reason.
The real reason I decided to take up jogging is that last month, my wife ran her first half marathon.
And she got a cool free hat that says so (well, free if you don't count the entry fee and having to run 13.1 miles to get it).
And I WANT one.
Now I know many of you are thinking I am a little fat for running. I'll just say it is really rude of you to point that out.
So now I am doing the Couch to 5k program and learning to run the right way. And the weirdest thing? I kinda like it. I even have this urge to jog down the long hallways at Main State (though in a suit, that might look weird. Actually, it might look weird under any circumstance at Main State. No, scratch that, they will just think I am a staffer. Which I am. So maybe I will!)
And the endorphines are great.
Plus maybe one day I'll get a cool hat. For free (after paying an entry fee and running a really long way!)